Poetry in Music, 19-20 May 2017

Conducting Masterclass


Hone your conducting technique in this two-day choral conducting masterclass with Voces Academy.  Guided by expert pedagogue, Peter Hanke, conductors will work with London’s hottest new chamber choir, Evoke, on a selection of a cappella repertoire that explores the breadth of poetry within choral music.


Fri 19 May

15.00-17.00     Preparations for conductors
18.00-21.00     Masterclass Session 1

Sat 20 May

10.00-13.00     Masterclass Session 2
14.00-17.00     Masterclass Session 3
18.00-19.00     Open performance


St Mary Magdalene
Munster Square
London NW1 3PH

Musical Leadership

The Voces Academy philosophy focuses on musical leadership just as much as on conducting techniques. Through mutual exploration of the conductor’s personal approach and inspirational abilities, an individualised map of how to develop great conducting emerges.

Peter’s teaching techniques emphasize that effective choral direction can communicate inspiration, express articulation and phrasing, and take a position on musical requirements in such a way that the ensemble members feel both free and in great demand. The methodology focuses on elements of leadership in rehearsal situations, conducting technique and on the conductor’s physical communication with the ensemble, where all movement can be musical expression.


Debussy, Trois chansons de Charles d’Orléans
Britten, The Evening Primrose
Seiber, Three Nonsense Songs (Novello)
Ligeti, Éjszaka – Reggel (Schott)

Participants are expected to provide their own copies of the scores.  Please allow sufficient time for ordering and receiving your copies.

Principles for Admission

Voces Academy masterclasses are designed for conductors with some years of experience, post-graduate level or similar. Up to eight conductors will be accepted on the course.


Full rate – £150
Student rate – £100

Applications by Monday 1st May, 2017

Please click here to access the Application Form

Feel free to ask questions about the content of the masterclass by contacting Victoria, Conductor//Producer victoria@vocesacademy.org

*Schedule may be subject to change